Duckduckgo.com a unique search engine

Search engine world is filled with Google, Bing, Facebook search, etc. In this highly competitive world, entry for a new search engine is difficult,   duckduckgo.com has entered this world with a bang, steadily increasing the number users and searches, recently it crossed 5 million searches per day, yep 5 million per day. What’s the reason for this kind of surge and what’s unique about this search engine, they are listed below:

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Can Google fix elections?

I read an article in a leading news website (its sort of a tabloid these days), which were based on a study by Dr. Robert Epstein & his team, he is Senior Research Psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioural Research and Technology in California. The project was based on Search Engine Manipulation Effect, with the acronym SEME.

In the research study a group of undecided participants (1800 voters) were divided into groups in which search rankings were biased towards Arvind  Kejriwal, Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi based on which group they were in. All these participants were asked to search for the candidates in a normal way, with only a difference of results appearance based on the groups assigned.

The results, the voting preferences favorably shifted by an average of 12.5 percent towards the candidates (Kejriwal, Gandhi / Modi) groups they were assigned. And this shift was hugely shifted in the categories of unemployed voters (18 percent) and women voters over 35 years (19 percent). And detection rate of this biased by the participants was just 1 percent. Continue reading

A request to Narendra Modi!

I am fed up with the elections campaign happening around the country, and how its been fed by the so called news channels. Its really disgusting how these  politicians are still clinging to the old British way of divide and rule. I am surprised by how we common men still fall for these hate speeches, illogical secularism, dirty schemes,  etc.

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The voting has ended yesterday, and as per the exit polls conducted by various channels BJP & co. would get majority and the government would be formed under leadership of Narendra Modi. Here is the list of things a common man would expect from Modi Government: Continue reading

Kochadaiiyaan will it be a flop or a …..?

The most awaited movie of 2014 is “Kochadaiiyaan”, and the buzz is that its a great movie. Yesterday, I had a chance to have a look at the trailer of the movie and its was good but not great. The animation, graphics and the sequences were mediocre for a movie of such huge budget. It would be funny to watch Rajini’s antics in animation (as though his original self isn’t comical).

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What I would miss about Barclays Premier League

Last 10 matches of Barclays Premier League 2013-14 and the title still undecided, it could go either Manchester City or Liverpool’s way, however Manchester City are the favorites with one round to go. Couple of years back I would follow all major sports, cricket (being an Indian and we have cricket in our blood), football, formula 1, Tennis, etc. But in last couple of years I lost interest in cricket,  after IPL, Champions League, etc came into picture, it was over dose of  cricket that pushed me out of cricket, I still watch cricket but not as it used to be.

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